Project Updates in the City of Parkland
ROUNDABOUT: UNIVERSITY DRIVE AND OLD CLUB ROAD
To reduce traffic back-ups that occur at the intersection of University Drive and Old Club Road (the entrance to Parkland Golf and Country Club), a roundabout will be constructed to replace the existing three-way stop intersection. The center of this roundabout, like others in the City of Parkland (Riverside Drive-Holmberg Road and Parkside Drive-Holmberg Road) will be landscaped and have various features. View information about the roundabout.
MECCA BOULEVARD SIDEWALK
On June 11, 2020, crews began repairing the sidewalk along the west side of Mecca Boulevard from U.S. Highway 441 / State Road 7 to Hillsboro Boulevard. This process continued for several weeks before being completed well ahead of schedule.
HILLSBORO BOULEVARD EXTENSION
The Falls at Parkland is a 55 and older community that is under development just west of Parkside Drive and immediately south of Loxahatchee Road. The developer, Ryan Homes/Parkland Centerline, was required, as a condition of development, to construct an extension of Hillsboro Boulevard that feeds into the Falls at Parkland. That extension has been completed and runs along the south side of Chabad of Parkland, intersects Parkside Drive at a four-way stop, and continues west into the Falls at Parkland. View information about the Hillsboro Boulevard extension.
TRAFFIC SIGNAL: NOB HILL ROAD - HILLSBORO BOULEVARD
The traffic signal at the intersection of Nob Hill Road and Hillsboro Boulevard, originally expected to be completed by the end of Summer of 2020, became fully operational on July 29, 2020. View information about this project, and information on traffic signals in general.
The City of Parkland adopted a City-wide plan for street lighting in 2013. Since then, the City, along with Florida Power and Light (FPL) and Broward County, has illuminated University Drive from Holmberg Road to Loxahatchee Road and Nob Hill Road from Heron Bay Boulevard to Hillsboro Boulevard. View information about the street lighting project.
LOXAHATCHEE ROAD IMPROVEMENTS
The reconstruction of Loxahatchee Road is a large-scale collaboration between the City of Parkland, Broward County, the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The project will span Loxahatchee Road from State Road 7 / U.S. Highway 441 to the water conservation area and, at this time, is expected to begin sometime in 2023. View information about Loxahatchee road improvements.
This project would provide a secondary storm water drainage system to allow for drainage during a large rain or storm event. This would help alleviate flooding that now occurs in The Ranches after a storm or heavy rain. The City of Parkland (City) had a survey conducted of the area and worked with North Springs Improvement District (NSID) on a model of the drainage system. NSID was unable to process the permitting for this area, so the City has designated this area as a part of the upcoming citywide Storm Water Master Plan (SWMP). The SWMP will evaluate the current City storm water level of service and provide recommendations for implementation of policies, strategies, and a prioritized improvement program that addresses the City’s current and future needs. It is anticipated the SWMP will be complete by the end of Summer 2021.
COVERED BRIDGE PARK
This project is on approximately 2.9 acres along the north side of Holmberg Road and immediately east of the current Covered Bridge Park. The area has been overrun by invasive exotic vegetation not native to Florida that hinders healthy growth of native species of trees and foliage. The first phase of this project, which took place in October 2019, was to remove those invasive species from the area. During this process, living native trees were left and only dead or invasive vegetation was removed. View information about Covered Bridge Park.
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